3512 Generator Set

3512 Generator Set

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Generator Set Specifications

Minimum Rating
890 ekW
Maximum Rating
1250 ekW
Emissions/Fuel Strategy
Low Fuel Consumption
380 to 13800 Volts
60 Hz
1800 rpm
Duty Cycle
Standby, Mission Critical, Prime, Continuous

Engine Specifications

Engine Model
3512 TA, V-12, 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Diesel
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Direct Unit Injection
Governor Type

Generator Set Dimensions

Length - Minimum
Length - Maximum
Width - Maximum
Height - Maximum
Dry Weight - Genset (minimum)
Dry Weight - Genset (maximum)

Cat Diesel Engine

  • Reliable, rugged, durable design
  • Field-proven in thousands of applications worldwide
  • Four-stroke-cycle diesel engine combines consistent performance and excellent fuel economy with minimum weight
  • Generator

  • Matched to the performance and output characteristics of Cat engines
  • Industry leading mechanical and electrical design
  • Industry leading motor starting capabilities
  • High Efficiency
  • Cat EMCP Control Panel

    The EMCP controller features the reliability and durability you have come to expect from your Cat equipment. EMCP4 is a scalable control platform designed to ensure reliable generator set operation, providing extensive information about power output and engine operation. EMCP4 systems can be further customized to meet your needs through programming and expansion modules.

    Seismic Certification

  • Seismic Certification available.
  • Anchoring details are site specific, and are dependent on many factors such as generator set size, weight, and concrete strength.
  • IBC Certification requires that the anchoring system used is reviewed and approved by a Professional Engineer
  • Seismic Certification per Applicable Building Codes: IBC 2000, IBC 2003, IBC 2006, IBC 2009, CBC 2007, CBC 2010
  • Pre-approved by OSHPD and carries an OSP-0321-10 for use in healthcare projects in California
  • Design Criteria

    The generator set accepts 100% rated load in one step per NFPA 110 and meets ISO 8528-5 transient response.

    UL 2200 / CSA - Optional

  • UL 2200 listed packages
  • CSA Certified
  • Certain restrictions may apply.
  • Consult with your Cat® Dealer.
  • Single-Source Supplier

    Fully prototype tested with certified torsional vibration analysis available

    World Wide Product Support

    Cat Dealers provide extensive post sale support including maintenance and repair agreements. Cat dealers have over 1,800 dealer branch stores operating in 200 countries. The Cat® SOSSM program cost effectively detects internal engine component condition, even the presence of unwanted fluids and combustion by-products.

    Standard Equipment:

    Optional Equipment:

      Air Inlet System
      • Air cleaner - Dual element
      • Remote air inlet adapters
      • Air inlet protection
      Circuit Breakers
      • Optional busbar power connections
      • Breaker harnesses
      • Low voltage, IEC standard hole
      • Cable entry options
      • Enclosures - control packaging
      • EMAX breakers
      • Busbar connections
      • EMAX breaker connections
      Control Panels
      • EMCP 4.3, EMCP 4.4
      • Annunciator modules
      • Governors
      • Mounting group - External box clips
      • Auxiliary box
      • Customer interface options
      • Generator temperature monitoring
      Cooling System
      • 3512 MUI 1500 Radiators PGS
      • Water level switch gauges
      • Heat exchangers
      • European union certification
      • EU declaration of conformity
      • Eurasian conformity (EAC) mark
      • European directive genset DOI
      Exhaust System
      • Mufflers
      • Flexible fittings
      • Through wall installation kit
      Fuel System
      • Primary fuel filter
      Generators And Attachments
      • Generator conversions - IE and PM
      • Space heater kt
      • Pyrometers
      Lube System
      • Oil level reg-1 shallow pan
      • Electric prelube pumps
      • Manual prelube sump pumps
      Mounting System
      • Vibration Isolator options
      Protection System
      • Explosion relief valves
      Special Tests / Reports
      • Neutral grounding connection
      • Neutral ground - LV
      • PGS test report @ 1.0 power factor
      • PGS test report @ 0.8 power factor
      • IBC seismic certification
      Starting / Charging System
      • Charging alternators
      • Battery chargers (10 and 20 amp)
      • Battery sets - 24 Volt, dry
      • Electric starting motors - Duel 24 Volt
      • Starting aids
      • Jacket water heaters
      • Engine barring group - installed